Be sure to make a nature stop before you get to Pustá Rybná.Continue reading
27 – Say Goodbye to House Numbers and Maps
As we’ve researched family history earlier than 1770, we’ve lost some of our best research tools – house numbers and maps.Continue reading
23 – Farmers, Farms, and Farmhouses
It’s complicated. Let’s start with two definitions:
lán – A measure of land, about 45 acres. Same as a “hide”.
láník – A farmer who farmed one or more lán. Same as a “sedlák”.
21 – That’s the Wrong House
One of our goals in Pustá Rybná was to photograph the important houses.Continue reading
20 – Frantisek Petras and Anna Teply (5G)
My grandpa worked for Princess Gloria’s family.
That’s right, her.Continue reading
19 – Anton Petras and Terezie Zahradnik (4G)
Let’s meet Josepha Petráš Teply’s parents, Anton Petráš and Terezie Zahradnik.
Interestingly, Anton Petráš and Terezie Zahradnik each has a Teply parent or grandparent.Continue reading
16 – Bohemian Emigration
Joseph and Josepha Teply left Bohemia in 1867, bound for America. They are the only ones of our direct Teply ancestors to emigrate.Continue reading
15 – Josepha, and Illegitimate Children
Illegitimate Children were a fact of life, literally.
Illegitimate children were common. It’s not unusual to see an illegitimate child on each page of the parish register.Continue reading
14 – Joseph Teply and Josepha Petras (3G)
We met Joseph and Josepha earlier, when we were in Borová and Oldřiš. They had gotten married and had a son Frantisek. Let’s learn more about them.Continue reading
13 – Nine Generations of Teplys
We have nine generations of Teplys in Bohemia to learn about. Let’s start with the most recent, and work our way back in time.Continue reading